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Teamwork Englewood Dedicates Community Garden

Teamwork Englewood believes that the creation of green healthy spaces impact positively on the reduction of violence in neighborhoods.

Lowe's Sponsors Neighbor Works Day

Auburn-Gresham/Englewood Neighborhood Housing Services collaborates with Lowe's to sponsor Neighbor Works Day

NATO Is Here But What About Keeping Peace in Chicago?

One day before the 25th NATO summit kicks off, Chicagoans have already experienced the chaotic events, including several protests, rallies and street closures. 

Everyone is talking about "The Interrupters" : Final Free Screening/Community Discussion on Wednesday

Don’t Miss The Final Free Screening and Community Discussion w/ Englewood Ceasefire Violence Interrupters This Wednesday 4/18 at Growing Home

Englewood Gets A Memorable Comical Relief

A large crowd of Chicago dignitaries, supporters, fans, Englewood residents and family members of Bernie Mac gathered at 69th Sangamon Tuesday morning to pay homage to his life and memory.

Southside's This-Far-By-Faith Reports on CMAP'S 2012 GO-TO-2040 Community Process

Southsiders Join CMAP'S 2012 Regional Planning Meetings on the Futures of Greater Englewood, Woodlawn, and Washington Park Neighborhoods

Remembering MLK: Occupy the Dream (VIDEO)

On January 15, 2012, religious leaders, civil rights activists, and elected officials from Illinois and Indiana commemorated the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and urged a continued movement for economic and political equality.

Celebrate A King: an event honoring the life and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Join our Saturday Workshop as we watch the film Freedom Riders and explore how Technolgy was used to advance social change.

Englewood's Very Own Alanah Divine is Featured on National TV Commerical

Alanah is Englewood's next rising star! 

The Safety Net For Aged, Blind, Disabled People With Limited Income And Resources

There’s a safety net out there for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks. It’s called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

Englewood Smart Communities Awards

Englewood residents earn Netbooks and Certificate of Digital Literacy

Back to School Lessons for Parents

As our kids go back to school, here are some tips from Common Sense Media on how to keep the influcence of the online and media world in check. 

Englewood: Serious business

For once, the news wasn't grim. It wasn't another story about too many crimes and foreclosures and too few jobs and fresh food options.

Englewood's future

Englewood's future

The article "How crime has moved in; As boarded-up buildings multiply, vandalism and violence follow suit in Greater Englewood" (Page 1, June 24) painted a picture of a dying neighborhood, without hope, awash in abandonment, crime and despair.

St. Benedict visits Walter Payton Center

Morning jump-start workouts, healthy snack breaks, and hip-hop yoga classes after school are just a few of the many ways that health-minded students are making a difference in Chicagoland schools through Fuel Up to Play 60, a free, in-school wellness program sponsored by Midwest Dairy Council, National Dairy Council and the Chicago Bears, that encourages kids to eat healthy and stay active.

Violence Stops Here Contest offers Area Youth Chance to $2,000 & Showcase Talent

Enter the Violence Stops Here Campaign - Chicago Public School Students ages 13 – 19 can submit a short video of a rap, song or spoken word telling the world how Violence Stops or what it will be like to live without Violence in their community. 

Family Net Center Computer Training

The Family Net Center is a part of Center for Working Families and Smart Communities that offers FREE Computer Training to Englewood, Washington Park and Woodlawn residents as well as Kennedy King College Students.

Re-Entry Resource Center

Teamwork Englewood Re-Entry Resource hot line, is for people with felony convictions that live on the south side of Chicago Cermak Road (22nd Street) to 159th Chicago City Limits.  

Kevin's Art Works

Kevin Woods is a Englwood based artists who attends Kennedy-King College located on 63rd and Halsted.Kevin started out drawing at the age of seven and was introduce to a drawing untensil by his grandmother. 

Each One Reach One....Englewood Speaks a Success!!

With over 70 attendees that varied from parents, faith-based and community leaders, educators, teachers and students, attendees provided the Greater Englewood Community Action Council (GECAC) with the tools necessary to work on educational strategic plan!

Englewood Speaks! Community Dialogue on Education

The Greater Englewood Community Action Council, along with the Office of Family & Community Engagement (FACE) is committed to engaging in meaningful conversation with parents and other community members. Therefore, we are inviting parents and local residents in your community to participate in a community dialogue – “Englewood Speaks”. This will be a thoughtful, honest conversation to hear from community members and educators concerning their values and priorities as it pertains to education. We will also solicit ideas on how to support schools in our community.


Growing Home is seeking highly motivated and committed volunteers with demonstrated experience in job readiness and literacy training to assist during our classroom sessions at the Wood St. Urban Farm in Englewood.

Real Talk with R.A.G.E

R.A.G.E. (Resident Association of Greater Englewood) presents Real Talk with R.A.G.E Thursday, March 31st, at Kelly Library from 5:30pm-7:30pm. R.A.G.E. is a newly formed resident-driven association established to build relationships with residents, public officials, business owners and organizations.  “Real Talk” serves as a follow-up to the largely successful Who’s Running Summit, the aldermanic candidate forums hosted during the recent election. 

Media-N-Motion another Englewood Success Story!!

We are proud to announce that the first cycle of Media-N-Motion, a youth journalism program for Englewood students was quite a SUCCESS!! 

Chicago’s Most Notorious Neighborhood On The Rise: Englewood Up to Good

Docs & Dialogue is a grassroot project created by Asiaha Butler and other residents of the Englewood community.  Rashanah Baldwin, also an Englewood resident & energetic journalist  decided to shed light on this project to show the brighter side of Englewood.

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